Nigerian President sacks one of the nation’s Exam Chief
President Muhammadu Buhari sacks NECO Registrar and 4 other management staff for violation of Public Procurement Act and financial impropriety
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council, (NECO). In the same vein, he sacked 4 other Management Staff of the Council for various offences.
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This was disclosed In a an official letter dated 11th May 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono on behalf of the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu.
The letter claimed that Prof Charles Uwakwe violated the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment Act. Part of the letter reads: “after due consideration of the investigative panel on the allegation of unsatisfactory conduct levelled against you and some Management Staff of the Council, President Buhari in the exercise of his powers, has approved your removal as Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council (NECO) with effect from the date of your suspension from duty.The Former Registrar was further directed to hand over all Government properties in his custody to the Acting Registrar of the Council.
Also, in another letter with reference NO: FME/S/1419/C.3/T/98, dated 11th May 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, it’s disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dismissal from service of 4 Management Staff for various offences.
A Press Statement signed by Head Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, said the affected management officers are: Mr Bamidele Olure, Acting Director (Finance and Accounts), Dr Shina Adetona, Head of Procurement Division, Mr Tayo Odukoya, Deputy Director and Barr. Babatunde Aina, Head of Legal/Board matters.
The letter stated that “after due consideration of the Financial Report of the Review Committee, President Buhari has approved the recommendations of their sack from the service with effect from the date of their suspension from office having been found guilty of financial impropriety.